Trasmediterránea


Trasmediterranea is a ferry operator which operates passengers and cargo ferries between mainland Spain and the Canary Islands, the Balearic Islands, and North Africa.

The Trasmediterranea (“cross-mediterranean”) company was constituted on November 26, 1916. In 1978, it became a state-owned company, until it was privatised by the Spanish government in 2002. The Spanish government sold the company to a consortium that consisted of Acciona Logística (the majority shareholder), Caja de Ahorros del Mediterráneo, Compañía de Remolcadores Ibaizabal, Agrupación Hotelera Dóliga, Suministros Ibiza and Naviera Armas.

In 2004 the company acquired the ferry operator FerriMaroc from Cenargo. In 2005 the company changed its trading name to Acciona Trasmediterranea. In 2006 the company acquired EuroFerrys but continued to operate the company as a separate entity until its operations and vessels were absorbed into those of Trasmediterranea in 2008.

In 2015 the trading name of the company reverted back to Trasmediterranea. At the end of October 2017 the Acciona Group agreed to sell its 92.7% stake in Trasmediterranea to Naviera Armas, another Spanish based shipping company, operating ferries mainly in the Canary Islands.

Both companies, although now owned by Naviera Armas operate independently of each other.

Trasmediterránea Archive

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MV Scotia Prince – Past and Present

MV Prince, ex Scotia Prince, Stena Olympica – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1972 by Titovo Brodogradiliste, Kraljevica, Yugoslavia (Yard No 399) as a Passenger/RoRo Cargo/Ferry for Stena AB, Gothenburg 

© Pieter Inpyn

MV Niels Klim – Past and Present

MV Stena Nautica, ex Lion King II, Lion King, Isle of Innisfree, Niels Klim – Steel motor vessel, built by Nakskov Skibsværft A/S, Denmark (233) for DSB (Danish State Railways) in 1986 (Yard No 234) as a passenger and roll-on roll-off car and commercial vehicle ferry

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MV Olau Hollandia (I) – Past and Present

MV Almariya, ex Nordlandia, Olau Hollandia (I) – Twin screw motor vessel built in 1981 by AG Weser Seebeckwerft AG, Bremerhaven, Germany (Yard no 1028) as a passenger and motor vehicle ferry for Olau Line Ltd Co, Hamburg

© Ken Larwood

MV Koningin Beatrix – Past and Present

MV SNAV Adriatico, ex Stena Baltica, Koningin Beatrix – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in by Van der Giessen De Noord, Krimpen an de Ijssel, Holland (Yard No 935) in 1985 for Stoomvaart Maatschappij Zeeland N.V (SMZ), Hoek van Holland, Holland, as a passenger and vehicle ferry

© Andreas Wörteler

HSC Condor Vitesse (Incat 044) – Past and Present

HSC Champion Jet 1, ex Condor Vitesse, Incat 044 – Aluminium catamaran built in 1997 by Incat (International Catamarans) Australia Pty. Ltd., Hobart, Australia (Yard No. 044) for International Catamarans Pty. Ltd, Nassau, Bahamas as a car and passenger ferry

Nigel Thornton Collection

MV St Edmund – Past and Present

MV Sara 3 – ex Santa Catharine, Scirocco, Rozel, Scirocco, HMS Keren, Keren, St Edmund – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1975 at Cammell Laird Shipbuilders Ltd., Birkenhead, England (Yard No 1361) for Passtruck (Shipping) Co. Ltd., London, England as a passenger and vehicle ferry

HSC Superseacat One - Past and Present

HSC Superseacat One – Past and Present

HSC Almudaina Dos, ex Superseacat One – Aluminium MDV 1200 mono-hull high speed craft built in 1997 by Fincantieri-Cant. Nav. Italian S.p.A., Riva Trigoso , Italy (Yard No. 5999 for Hoverspeed Ltd, (Seacontainers Ltd) Nassau, Bahamas as a car and passenger ferry.

MV Duc de Normandie - Past and Present

MV Duc de Normandie – Past and Present

MV Vronskiy, ex Wisteria, Duc de Normandie, Prinses Beatrix – Steel twin screw motor vessel, built and engined by Verolme Scheepswerf Heusden B.V, Heusden, Holland in 1978 (Yard No 959) for the Stoomvaart Maatschappij Zeeland (SMZ), Hoek Van Holland, Holland.

© Andreas Wörteler

HSC Stena Lynx II (Incat 033) – Past and Present

HSC Jaume I, ex Thundercat 2, Incat 033, Fast Ceuta, Ronda Marina, Stena Lynx II, Stena Sea Lynx II, Incat 033 – Aluminium catamaran built in 1996 by Incat  (International Catamarans) Australia Pty. Ltd., Hobart, Australia (Yard No. 033 for Buquebus International Ltd, Nassau, Bahamas as a car and passenger ferry.

MV Midnight Merchant - Past and Present

MV Midnight Merchant – Past and Present

MV Finbo Cargo, ex European Endeavour, Midnight Merchant – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 2000, by Astilleros Espanoles S.A. (AESA) Seville, Spain, (Yard No. 290) for Cenargo (owners of Norse Merchant Ferries plc) as a passenger roll-on roll-off commercial freight ferry